More than 100 firefighters on Thursday battled a fire at an ammunitions dump in western Berlin, using water cannons and an army robot to try to contain the blaze that has triggered explosions and was still spreading, officials said.
The fire service set up a perimeter zone 1,000 metres (0.6 miles) from the centre of the fire, which it said had spread across 15,000 square metres of Grunewald, a forested area bordered by upscale villas and swimming lakes, as well as the sealed-off ammunitions dump.
🇩🇪 Several explosions at an ammunition dump have caused a large fire in one of Berlin's largest city forests.
Around 100 firefighters were on site to control the blaze in the Grunewald forest in the west of the city, according to reports. pic.twitter.com/p8bratrzrR
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